Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment by Diet Therapy

Editors: Cho, William Chi-Sing (Ed.)

  • This is a specialized book presenting the research evidence relevant to the use of specific diet therapy in cancer chemoprevention and treatment
  • This book brings together international opinion leaders’ brilliant chapters and will contribute great to the cancer, academic, and clinical community by providing evidence-based information on the cancer chemoprevention and treatment effects by diet therapy
  • Although written primarily for medical and scientific professionals, this book can be used as useful references to cancer patients and those who are interested in diet therapy for cancer
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About this book

Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments’ side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, a book series is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers.

Throughout the past few years, the cancer chemopreventive potencies and treatment effects of a number of natural dietary agents present in different food sources have been evaluated by various experiments. Some of them have progressed to early clinical trials. This volume is a specialized book presenting the research evidence relevant to the use of specific diet therapy in cancer chemoprevention and treatment. We begin with lessons learned from dietary resveratrol as an effective agent with anticancer properties against malignancies, followed examples of flavonoids from fruits and vegetables in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Evidence for the beneficial influence of diet enriched with flax seed oil and green tea on cancer will be reviewed. Soy food intake may enhance the effects on anticancer treatment for breast cancer, whereas lycopene-rich foods may possess chemopreventive efficacy. There are also discussions on the contribution of the cancer preventive effects of the antioxidant-rich foods and Mediterranean diet. In addition, the modulation of proteasome pathways by nutraceuticals is highlighted. Finally, we close the book with a discussion on the attenuation of cell survival signaling by bioactive phytochemicals in the prevention and therapy cancer.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Effect of Dietary Resveratrol in the Treatment of Cancer

    Srivastava, Pragya (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Effect of Flavonoids from Fruits and Vegetables in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

    Pan, Min-Hsiung (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Beneficial Influence of Diets Enriched with Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil on Cancer

    Wiggins, Ashleigh K. (et al.)

    Pages 55-89

  • Cancer Prevention with Green Tea Polyphenols

    Wang, Hong (et al.)

    Pages 91-119

  • Soy Foods: Towards the Development of Novel Therapeutics for Breast Cancer

    Simmen, Rosalia C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 121-140

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6443-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6442-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment by Diet Therapy
Editors
  • William Chi-Sing Cho
Series Title
Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6443-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6443-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6442-2
Series ISSN
2211-0534
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 316
Topics